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Table 3 The clinical site of infection in children with Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection

From: Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections at a South African children’s hospital 2006–2011, a cross-sectional study

Clinical site of infection All ESBL Non-ESBL p value
n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%)
No. with primary bloodstream infection without a definable focus 206/410 (50.5) 159/339 (46.9) 47/71 (66.2) 0.004
Common sites of infection
 Pneumonia 122 (29.8) 108 (31.9) 14 (19.7) 0.04
 Vascular-catheter related 20 (4.9) 19 (5.6) 1 (1.4) 0.13
 Peritonitis 20 (4.9) 16 (4.7) 4 (5.6) 0.76
 UTIa 20 (4.9) 16 (4.7) 4 (5.6) 0.76
 Septic wound and soft tissue 23 (5.7) 21 (6.2) 2 (2.8) 0.26
 NECb 20 (4.9) 18 (5.3) 2 (2.8) 0.37
 Septic drip site (+vec culture of KP) 12 (2.9) 11 (3.2) 1 (1.4) 0.4
 Cholangitis 4 (1.0) 4 (1.2) 0 N/S
 Dysentery 3 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 1 (1.4) 0.4
 Typhilitis 3 (0.7) 3 (0.9) 0 N/S
 Bacterial endocarditis 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 N/S
 Necrotic tumour 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 N/S
 Bowel obstruction 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 N/S
  1. n/N stratum specific proportions, UTIa urinary tract infection, NECb, necrotising enterocolitis, +vec positive, ESBL extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae